The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    PSEG scams. Scammers are calling around claiming to be PSEG, threatening to shut off power for overdue payment. Victims are frequently seniors. Do not make payment, or make any other payment demanded over phone. Call PSEG or directly if you are unsure.
    05/24/2018 - 11:42 pm | View Link
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    05/18/2018 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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    Financial losses from phishing scams in South Korea soared 64.7 percent on year in the first four months of this year, as more cases involving fake lower-rate loans have been reported, police data showed Wednesday. The losses came to 118.4 billion won ($ ...
    05/15/2018 - 4:54 pm | View Link
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    Check the U.S. State Department’s website for a country-by-country rundown of safety and security information while planning, but always be wary of the following, all-too-common scams ... but don’t let your phone sit on the table unattended.
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